If your porcelain tableware is stained from dried food or other elements, it is advisable for you to soak them in warm soapy water for several minutes followed by some gentle scrubbing with a light duty scrubbing sponge to wipe away the stains. Take caution in what you use to clean. Do not scrub aggressively, or use any heavy duty or harsh scrubbers or cleansers. If the stain is persistent and hard to remove, do soak it longer.
For tea stains, you can make a solution made of four cups of water and two tablespoons of chlorine bleach followed by soaking your tea cups for a few minutes and rinsing them well.
For scrape marks left by flatwares, use a gentle metal cleaner and make sure to rinse well after the process.
It is not advisable for you to use a dishwasher to clean your porcelain tableware but if you do want to use one, you can use the fine china/porcelain cycle option on low heat. It is important to remember that your porcelain tableware should not touch each other during the cycle so during placing, give it space with one another.
After all, it is best to check the manufacturers’ instruction on the proper cleaning method for your specific tableware set.
Things To Avoid If You Want To Preserve Your Porcelain Tableware
Preserve your porcelain tableware by handling it with the upmost care. Scratches, chips, cracks, and breaks can all be avoided with correct handling and by being careful when using, serving, washing, and storing your tableware. Always be cautious.
If you want to take an extra step in preserving your porcelain tableware, you should avoid using it to reheat food in the microwave or oven. Despite its ability in handling high temperatures, you will risk cracks and deformity of your favourite porcelain tableware.